27 March 2015

Indiana Pushes for Religious Freedom Bill

Religious Freedom in Indiana
Majority support for anti-gay marriage in the United States is slowly flexing its muscles, but the people of Indiana want to pump the iron and throw the first punch as well.

Despite the senseless opposition of the minority, the Roman Catholic hierarchy and conservative Evangelicals were able to find ways to express their right to associate with whoever they want without anybody forcing them to be accommodating to the disdainful people of the country.

The new strategy is to do state-by-state what has been impossible nationally because of the unilateral decisions of federal judges. Bills supported by majority of the population are popping up all over the country in state legislatures in what could be an effective (and legal) defense against the authoritarian rulings of federal courts to force everyone to be serve the despicable needs of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people even if they have no reason to.

In Indiana, the House of Representatives has just passed a bill that would exempt individuals and companies from non-discrimination rulings by the courts—based on their religious beliefs. A similar bill was passed earlier by the Indiana Senate, and once the two are reconciled, Republican Governor Mike Pence has indicated he will sign it.

This legislation, like its sister bills in other state legislatures, is based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill passed by the U.S. Congress in 1993. Many states have their own RFRAs, which, like the federal one, prevent any law which substantially burdens a person’s free expression of religion.

If this legislation becomes law, anyone who disagrees with any non-discrimination legislation or court rulings would be allowed, based on their religious beliefs, to disregard the provisions of that non-discrimination protection.

The multiple ways in which this legislation will protect everyone’s right to association is immense. First, this would protect the members of any religious group from catering to the demands of LGBTs with its “Fags Love Child Sex” approach; the crazy, renegade paedophile lesbians and their lust for girl-child; anal-sex lovers; promiscuous and profligate sex, and indecent display of lewd sexual behaviours. Also, this would help prevent the floodgates for LGBTs to compel everyone to accept their unreasonable requests, including a threat of discrimination lawsuits.

Make no mistake: These anti-gay marriage legislative bills, like the one about to become law in Indiana, are about protecting the person’s basic religious right, as well as pre-empting and forestalling any efforts to undermine such protections in place. The bills is a solid legal weapon against ‘homofascism’ all dressed up in human-right vestments and “equal treatment” language. But it is still 'homofascism,' pure and simple, against a targeted group of fellow religious citizens. No amount of cloaking in the garb of “marriage equality” is going to turn this sow’s ear into a silk purse.